2013 News

Review of Undark: An Oratorio

3 years, 4 months

Review of Undark: An Oratorio by Craig Visser Her first major work following the GGA-shortlisted Exploding into Night, Sandy Pool’s Undark: An Oratorio elegizes thousands of female factory workers paid to coat watch dials with a glow-in-the-dark substance called Undark. At the same time that these workers were using ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, October 25

3 years, 5 months

Have you already sent work to us at filling Station? (We are possibly as friendly as or friendlier than your local gas station attendant, though we do not have any questionable washrooms for your use.) If you have, here are a few other submission strategies: Contests: Try out Wax Poetry ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, October 18

3 years, 5 months

Have you already submitted to filling Station?  Welcome to this week's special edition submissions roundup: reminders for ALL the November contests (that we know of) by deadline.  November 1: It's open season for The Malahat Review's Open Season Awards, so submit your best poetry, fiction, or non-fiction ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, October 11

3 years, 5 months

Have you already sent work to us at filling Station? (Submit here if you haven't. Heck, submit if you have before, as long as it wasn't recently. No badgering.)  If you have, here are a few other submitterly suggestions: Contests: It's open season for The Malahat Review ... Read More

Apply to Be an fS Editor or Manager

3 years, 5 months

filling Station magazine seeks to fill the following positions: Assistant Managing Editor (transitions into Managing Editor role in 2014) Circulation Manager Fiction Editor Nonfiction Editor For more information, click on the role(s) that interest you. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one position. All applications are due ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, October 4

3 years, 5 months

Have you already sent work to us at filling Station? (If not, step 1: submit. Step 2: ? Step 3: Profit!) If you have, here are a few other pyramid schemes: Contests (Poetry): Plenitude's Emerging Writer Mentorship Award for poetry promises to be an invaluable resource for one lucky Canadian ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, September 20

3 years, 6 months

Have you already sent work to us at filling Station? (Survey says that those who submit to filling Station are more likely to get published by filling Station. Sweet!) If you have, here are a few other submission strategies: Contests: There's still time before September 30th to try for ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, September 13th

3 years, 6 months

Have you already submitted to us at filling Station? (It's not mandatory or anything, but studies show it lengthens your life and prevents hair loss, so.) If you have, here are a few other healthy writing strategies: Contests: Are you a young poet under 35? Then CV2's Young ... Read More

Upcoming: A Showcase of Women's Writing

3 years, 6 months

Get your mailboxes and e-readers ready for filling Station issue 57, a showcase of experimental writing by women!    Featuring:     Allie Marini Batts     Kathleen Brown     Kimberly Campanello     Caitlynn Cummings     Daniela Elza     Vanessa Farnsworth     Anne Germanacos     Catherine Greenwood     Kristin Hannaford     Fazeela Jiwa     Sasha Krioutchkova     Sonnet L'Abbé     Alex Leslie     Kelly Malone     Tricia ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, September 6

3 years, 6 months

Have you already submitted to us at filling Station? (If not, now's a good time to get on it.) If so, here are some other Canadian magazines looking for exceptional work to print! Contests: The Thomas Morton Prize for the best in poetry and fiction has a submissions deadline ... Read More

New Poetry Co-Editors!

3 years, 6 months

filling Station is excited to announce Émilie Parks and Ian Kinney as Poetry Co-Editors! Émilie Parks has performed at various Calgary venues and participates in a cross-section of local literary and cultural events. With a Bachelors in "What does it mean to have a body?" from Quest University Canada, Émilie ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, August 30

3 years, 7 months

Have you already submitted to us at filling Station? (If not, get on it! We take poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and art. Via e-mail. What more could you ask for?) If so, here are some other potential places to print! Contests: Geist has extended its erasure poetry contest deadline to September ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, August 23

3 years, 7 months

Have you already sent in your submissions to filling Station? (We don't bite. Well, most of us don't.)  Contests: Last call for Aesthetica's creative writing competition for poetry and short fiction writers: the deadline is August 31st. Open issue(s) of the week, Canadian online magazine edition ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, August 16

3 years, 7 months

Have you already sent in your submissions to filling Station? (If not, please do!) While you linger in prolonged anticipation (sorry, we haven't figured out the poetry-vetting robot thing -- yet), here are a few other places to consider!  Contests: The next deadline for Plenitude's Twiction contest is coming ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, August 9

3 years, 7 months

Have you already sent in your submissions to filling Station? (We take e-mail submissions. Tempting, right?) While you wait for a response from our collective(s), here are some other spots to park your work! Contests: Aesthetica Magazine across the pond has a creative writing competition for poetry and short ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, August 2

3 years, 7 months

Have you already sent in your submissions to filling Station? (Just FYI, we're pretty awesome.) While you wait for a response from our crack collective(s) of vetters, here are some other great neighbourhoods to hunt for real estate for your work! Contests: Are you a queer writer who ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, July 26

3 years, 8 months

Have you already sent in your submissions to filling Station? (If not, please do!) While you wait for a response from our crack collective of vetters, here are some other great magazines where you might want your pages printed! General: We've heard a rumour (okay, so it's on ... Read More

Submissions Roundup, July 19

3 years, 8 months

Have you already sent in your submissions to filling Station? (If not, get on it!) Here are some other great Canadian magazines whose themes and contests you won't want to miss! General: The deadline to submit to Room magazine's The Fashionable Issue is July 31st. Non-fiction: The Malahat ... Read More

Melanie T. Long = New Art Editor

3 years, 9 months

Join filling Station in welcoming our latest addition to the collective, Melanie T. Long! Melanie will be taking up the Art Editor post, so send all your submissions (making sure to follow the guidelines) to her at art@fillingstation.ca! Melanie T. Long is a home grown Calgarian: born, raised ... Read More

Sabrina Uswak = New Circulation Manager

3 years, 9 months

After a wonderful term as Circulation Manager, D. W. Miller is moving on to pursue graduate studies in Ontario. filling Station would like to thank him for his glorious service, and give a hearty welcome to our new Circulation Manager, Sabrina Uswak! Sabrina Uswak completed her Bachelor’s with First ... Read More

Contributor Lineup for Issue 56

3 years, 11 months

Issue 56 has arrived in Calgary, and will launch on April 25 at our 20th Anniversary Collective Retrospective! Get your copy here and read work from our stellar lineup of contributors: Kayla Altman Anne Baldo derek beaulieu Jaye Benoit Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán Tim Conley Sean Thomas Dougherty Benjamin Dugdale ... Read More

Single Onion #102

4 years, 1 month

Single Onion #102 Thursday, February 21st Upon walking in to the UBU Lounge, Patrick Horner notifies me that a poem contest based on The Apology by playwright Darrah Teitel is underway. I quickly scribble a poem based on a scene wherein Mary Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron and Claire ... Read More

A short interview with Barry McKinnon - #4

4 years, 1 month

(Read part one, part two, and part three of rob mclennan's interview with Barry McKinnon.) In the Millennium • Prince George (Part One) for George Stanley a man in himself is a city – (W.C.W) beleaguered/belied      the entrance (himself,     he enters canyons     in Hade's hot air . memory ... Read More

New Digital Editor: Jasmine Elliott

4 years, 1 month

Jasmine Elliott is a writer, academic, and connoisseur of memes. She has inhabited the Internet part-time since she joined a Ninja Turtles mailing list at the age of 13. IRL, she hails from Sudbury, Ontario, completed her MA in Creative Writing in Windsor's southern climes, and is currently pursuing ... Read More

A short interview with Barry McKinnon - #3

4 years, 2 months

Read part one and part two of rob mclennan's interview with Barry McKinnon.   rm: You originally moved to Prince George to teach at the College of New Caledonia. What have you learned over the years as a teacher, and what benefits has it brought you as a writer? Obviously ... Read More

A short interview with Barry McKinnon - #2

4 years, 2 months

For Part #1 of rob mclennan's interview with Barry McKinnon, please click here. rm: What is it about the form of the long poem that still appeals after all these years?   BM:This is a Note I wrote for Sharon Thesen’s The New Long Poem Anthology, Coach House ... Read More

Literary Recap Jan. 10-16, 2013

4 years, 2 months

Already planning your post-parka reading list? Quill & Quire looks at upcoming Canadian non-fiction, short fiction and poetry in its annual Spring Preview.     Kickstarter has become a significant force in the publishing industry, raising over $15 million for publishing projects in 2012. Following one book’s progress, The Domino Project asks ... Read More

3 Subscriptions for the Price of 2

4 years, 2 months

How to Get this Wonderful Deal 1. SELECT 3 (or 6 or 9) magazines from Magazines Canada's list. *cough* filling Station *cough* other Canadian lit-mags. 2. CHOOSE any combination of print and digital subscriptions. 3. FREE! When you check out, your lowest-priced title will automatically be free! 4. SPREAD ... Read More

A short interview with Barry McKinnon - #1

4 years, 2 months

Due to the unfortunate reality of page limits, fS was unable to publish this interview in Issue 55, but it has found a home here. rob mclennan's interview with Barry McKinnon will be reproduced right here in four parts:   this interview was conducted over email from October 16 - 30 ... Read More

Contributor Lineup for Issue 55

4 years, 2 months

The Northern BC Issue

Our Northern BC issue is now with the printers; here's a taste of what's to come! Solveig Adair Marina Blokker Summer Breeze Sarah de Leeuw Derrick S. Denholm Justin Foster Ruth Hill Norma Kerby GP Lainsbury Josh Massey Sheila Peters Perry Rath Al Rempel Seanah Roper Kara Sievewright ... Read More

Literary Recap Jan. 2-9, 2013

4 years, 2 months

How did you start writing: short stories, poems, 1200-page epics? GalleyCat asks why – in a field with so many options – most writers start with novels.   For those seeking a new type of book club, CBC’s Canada Reads held its first Twitter book discussion this week. If you’re addicted ... Read More

A Healthy New Year

4 years, 2 months

Happy New Year, fS readers! ‘Tis the season of broiled chicken and Bowflex, gym memberships and kale courtships. If your resolutions put health in the spotlight, you’re not alone this January. Exercise can be challenging for writers, whose main pursuit is a near-stationary activity. Keep yourself healthy by considering ... Read More

Literary Recap Dec. 19, 2012 - Jan. 2, 2013

4 years, 2 months

Interested in venturing outside linguistic lines? The New Yorker traces John Quijada’s adventures with an invented language.   “You can tell how serious people are by looking at their books.” From cataloguing systems to historical religious shelving practices, The Paris Review takes an in-depth look at bookshelves.   Does poetry make ... Read More

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